Thursday, December 2, 2010

Barcoola MK2.25 is together

Hi All

Just to let you know that Barcoola MK2.25 is together. I have had to cut the track back 14 inches into the new board, to provide a gentle transition to the new bridge board.
The exposed cork was carefully sanded back to provide the correct grade profile.
While test fitting both bridges, the western end trackage had originally been built with a slight kink in the grade. Once spotted, the track was cut back and again sanded the cork to create the smoothest transition from board to board.

Once all the little transitions and track departure angles had been established. The new track was laid straight across both boards, glued with acrylic sealant, you only need a little, and kept in place with map pins.

Once fully assembled, the new shorter bridge board looks like it has always been there.

Finally the latest issue of Continental Modeller arrived in the mail this week, with the article on Barcoola rolling stock. Also of note is a layout modelled on World War I narrow gauge supply trains.

Anyway, enjoy.


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